Verizon’s CEO Thinks Windows Phone Will Replace Blackberry

This should not come as a shock to anyone, Blackberry is holding on and WP7 is gaining quickly. It is only a matter of time. What is interesting is who said it! I could have sworn a few months ago the very same person said he was not interested in WP7.

here is what Verizon’s CEO had to say in an interview with infomationweek:

“Over the next 12 months I think it will coalesce and you will start to see one emerge as a legitimate third ecosystem. In my opinion, it’ll be between RIM and Microsoft, and I expect Microsoft to come out victorious.”

humph…. I wonder what’s next, will he admit to android being the most unstable OS since windows mobile 5?


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  1. Is this the same Verizon that said that windows phone wasn’t worth its salt. They didnt even want WP7 at first. Thats why the Verizon Windows phone came out far later than any other. This is a sudden change of opinion. I can say that I saw this coming though. Mango is great.

  2. . I wonder what’s next, will he admit to android being the most unstable OS since windows mobile 5?
    WOW! What kind of stupid B.S. statement is that? I don’t know who you are Ramone Trotman, but I am going to guess that you don’t have a clue!

    I didn’t find WinMo 5 the least bit unstable, I still have the device, and it works great, not only do I still use it, both of my iPod children have used it.The only reason they didn’t keep using it is cause I was giving them a hard time about being careful with it(don’t break or lose it) and it was too big to pocket.
    However, the device did need to be reboot semi often, every couple of days, due to poor management of low memory.These new high processor devices were probably inspired by WinMo, which I compared to a big car having a small engine back then.
    I am no android fanboy! But I find I have to restart the device, My Dell Streak5″ ,stock, once every couple of weeks!

  3. Ramon you don’t need to go so far out of your way to sound stupid in order to troll effectively.

    What Ramon neglects to mention is that there is zero indication (other than his imagination) that Windows Phone is not only turning around but that it isn’t experiencing attrition. Among recent WP news is that Nokia has conceded to rolling back its rolling out of its new WPs in a number of markets much more slowly than anticipated.

    And as for RIM, oftentimes when the demand to own a company, including a proven, established and profitable one drops to a level not even nearly as low as RIM’s, terms like “buyout target” are used to describe the company as being a bargain for a larger company to absorb if only because it’s so damn cheap — buy the sucker, fire almost everyone then brainstorm.

    Firing up a news search on RIM, you know what I found up top? Wall Street Journal: No One Betting on a RIM Takeover?

    (The article says nope — which sounds about right to me.)

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